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Ross Graham River Walk, Kalbarri NP

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

In the stunning Kalbarri National Park this 700 metre return walk will take you down to the edge of the Murchison River for a cool swim or kayak.  Just 20 metres from the car park is a wheelchair accessible lookout offering panoramic views.

Tranquil waters of the Murchison River contrasting against the river red gums and sandstone
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Ross Graham Lookout carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park, 585km (6 hours) North of Perth

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Kalbarri National Park covers a massive 180,000ha encompassing of sand plains, coastal cliffs and the spectacular deep gorges of the Murchison River. The Ross Graham area named after Kalbarri's first school teacher, a devoted conservationist instrumental in the early exploration of the park, is the most accessible region of the park and includes a lookout with spectacular panoramic views.

The trail leads you down to the river pools of the Murchison River through 27 stairs, where you can enjoy a swim in the cool waters or even take some kayaks or canoes down to the river after plentiful rain.

If you are lucky enough to visit during wildflower season (July to October) you will be met by a dazzling display of colour from the wildflower species of the region, many only found in the National Park, inluding Kalbarri Spider Orchid, and other common wildflower species, flame Grevillea, starflowers, smoke bush, orchids and many flowering wattles.

For the more enthusiastic bush walkers a strenuous four-day, 38km trail connects the Ross Graham Lookout to the Loop Walk, this trail has no markings and multiple river crossings. All walkers need to register with Kalbarri Park Headquarters.

Kalbarri Visitor Centre

(08) 9937 1104

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Time / Duration

Less than half hour return


700 meters return

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Ross Graham Lookout carpark, Ajana Kalbarri Rd, Kalbarri National Park, 585km (6 hours) North of Perth

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

December to April can be very hot, walk in the cooler parts of the day, carry adequate water supply


Wheelchair access is limited to top lookout, picnic area and toilets. There is no wheelchair access to the river
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

July to October for best viewing of wildflower season


National Park fees apply

Trail Access

Road 4WD

Prohibited Items

No pets or camping in the National Park
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